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Boothbay Harbor Nation

Ok. So it’s January and we’re in the middle of working through a lengthy checklist of tweaks and enhancements to the guest experience at Spruce Point Inn. It’s finally winter and we’re reminded of the beauty of the Maine Midcoast in all its costumes, even on the starkest, coldest days when all that moves is the sea smoke drifting in from the icy Atlantic.

So forgive us if we take to the comfy chair and fireside on a late weekend afternoon to watch a playoff game.

Actually, thinking about Saturday’s game got us thinking about the nature of rivalry, regional allegiance and loyalty. And how those traits come around to how we operate at Spruce Point, in Boothbay Harbor, on the Maine Midcoast, in northern New England.

We’re the proud innkeepers of what we (and Conde Nast Traveler Readers) consider one of the “Top 25 Resorts in the Northeast.” And we welcome your votes in the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards or Successful Meeting Pinnacle Awards tallies. We work hard to ensure each guest – and not just those who kindly write glowing TripAdvisor reviews – enjoy an experience at Spruce Point that brings them back year after year, to create “oceanside memories, made in Maine.”

But the truth is that, like the New England Patriots, we try to extend our fan-base throughoutPatriots/Red Sox Nation, throughout New England, and beyond.

At a time when the summer getaway seems to have become a lost art, when free time is as elusive as those creatures we build the Fairy Houses for, and when we know guests have the world at their feet when it comes to choosing where to spend those precious vacation dollars, we try to figure out how to make our ripples in the tourism pond extend beyond the reach of our own voice. We cheer the efforts of Maine Tourism to bring visitors to the state and applaud the initiative of Discover New England, a consortium of all six New England states working together to bring international visitors to the region.

We admire the work of the Boothbay Chamber and our partners at the Botanical Gardens, the Land Trust, the Boothbay Country Club and the myriad shops, restaurants, breweries, farms, museums, boats and wineries who add the spice to the sauce of a visit to Boothbay Harbor.

We know each of us does a part to create a welcoming whole. It does take a village. And from the vantage point of this corner of the Boothbay Harbor/Maine Nation, the perspective on what we all manage to accomplish is pretty gratifying.